Camp Jackson

Senior Teen Camps Ages 15-17

Senior camps are a unique experience designed to focus on teens in high school and the challenges that they face.  Leadership, self-esteem and group work are just a few of the areas that campers will explore and grow in.  Daily activities provide youth an opportunity to tackle new skills and take risks that will inherently build confidence and assurance.  Campfires, devotions and thought for the day are all times where campers can develop the deeper relationships necessary to feel connected and understood.

Senior Rafting (Ages 14-17)

Take a thrilling ride through Browns Canyon as you shoot the rapids of the Arkansas River. Teens will get the adrenaline rush they are looking for while under the trained and knowledgeable supervision of professional rafting guides.  Sleep under the stars on the banks of the river while enjoying some time to reflect on the day.  As always, character development is at the heart of these programs and youth will spend time on the low and high ropes course honing their leadership and teamwork skills.  They will also spend time rock climbing and hiking.

Cost:  $495 Y Member / $545 Non-Member

Offered:  June 11-16 and July 9-14


Senior Climbing (Ages 14-17)

What’s better after a day of rafting than going rock climbing?  Nothing!  For teens who want to push their climbing skills to the limit, Senior Climbing is gone for a three day and two night pack out to allow plenty of time to climb.  In addition to the basics, Senior Campers will also learn about repelling and different climbing techniques necessary for more challenging climbs.  The responsibility and determination required by this challenging sport will boost your teen’s confidence as they learn to depend on one another for their safety and success

Cost:  $445 Y Member / $495 Non-Member

Offered:  June 11-16 and  July 16-21

Counselors In Training (Ages 15-17)

The Counselors in Training program is designed to train young men and women for potential future employment as a counselor with YMCA Camp Jackson. Our training will emphasize understanding children, respecting diversity, developing leadership and teaching values. CITs will spend their first week learning about counseling skills and the different activities that camp offers. In their second week of the program, CITs will shadow counselors and assist in working with campers in a cabin. The CITs complete the passage into leadership with a 3 day 2 night trek to the summit of Greenhorn Mountain. Our intention is that these campers return from the CIT program prepared to be leaders in their community.

Cost:  $695 Y Member / $795 Non-Member

Offered:  June 18 - 30 and July 23 - August 4


CREW (Ages 16-17)

The CREW program is a life changing experience for high school students. Each camper spends their day assisting in every aspect of camp, learning what it means to serve others, and making huge impacts on the lives of younger campers. Each CREW member is mentored by the leadership staff at Camp Jackson to be a champion for youth development. Prior completion of CIT is required.

Cost:  $200 Y Member / $250 Non-Member

Offered:  June 18 -30, July 9 - 21 and July 23 -August 4